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Japan enters global halal market with food exports, Muslim tourism

| 16/08/2014 | Reply
Japan enters global halal market with food exports, Muslim tourism

The country plans to massively increase its halal food exports to Muslim countries in Southeast Asia, as well to the Middle East, and focus on Halal tourism.

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Malaysian delegation visits Ningxia for Halal business

| 14/08/2014 | Reply
Malaysian delegation visits Ningxia for Halal business

The delegation brought business opportunities for Ningxia to export halal products to the Muslim world and signed two cooperation agreements.

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Opinion: Halal is a way of life and it should be presented as such

| 14/08/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal is a way of life and it should be presented as such

Marketing manager of the meat manufacturers OVAKO in Bosnia and Herzogovenia talks about the halal food market in BiH and the region.

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UK: Halal body condemns BVA ‘attacks’ over non-stun slaughter

| 14/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal body condemns BVA ‘attacks’ over non-stun slaughter

Halal Authority Board’s response to the BVA president Robin Hargreaves’ appeals to UK party leaders to end non-stun slaughter.

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Islam Channel screens ‘Islamic Economy’ documentary

| 14/08/2014 | Reply
Islam Channel screens ‘Islamic Economy’ documentary

Great documentary on the Islamic Economy covering food, finance, fashion, travel, personal care and more. It has a particular focus on the UK scene, but also gives a good picture of the global market.

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Pakistan: Halal Food Authority Draft To Be Tabled Soon

| 14/08/2014 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal Food Authority Draft To Be Tabled Soon

This will greatly resolve the issue of certification of Pakistani Halal food and provide a new impetus to Pakistan’s Halal sector for potential export.

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Iran: Major Iranian food products receive Halal Food Standard label

| 14/08/2014 | Reply
Iran: Major Iranian food products receive Halal Food Standard label

While obtaining the Halal Food Standard is still not obligatory in Iran yet, it is granted to Iranian products as a promotion measure.

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UAE: How to Apply for an Islamic Economy Award

| 12/08/2014 | Reply
UAE: How to Apply for an Islamic Economy Award

The Award is divided into eight key Islamic economy categories, including food, health, hospitality & tourism, SME Development and Islamic Arts.

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Japan Halal Summit 2014 paves the way for Halal in Japan

| 11/08/2014 | Reply
Japan Halal Summit 2014 paves the way for Halal in Japan

The Japan Halal Summit served as a first step to present accurate halal information to Japanese companies and government organizations.

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Halal slaughter remains legal in Denmark

| 11/08/2014 | Reply
Halal slaughter remains legal in Denmark

No slaughter without pre-stunning has been registered in Denmark in the last ten years. It is still permitted to import meat slaughtered without pre-stunning.

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UK: Support an end to non-stun slaughter, vets urge party leaders

| 09/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Support an end to non-stun slaughter, vets urge party leaders

However, an exemption in UK law allows animals to be slaughtered without stunning for certain religious communities.

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UAE: Prairie Halal Foods open Middle East office

| 08/08/2014 | Reply
UAE: Prairie Halal Foods open Middle East office

Prairie Halal Foods is a private, Canadian owned food company focused on the development and marketing of high value Halal meat.

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Saudi Agro-Food 2014 highlights industry trends

| 07/08/2014 | Reply
Saudi Agro-Food 2014 highlights industry trends

Held concurrently with Saudi Agro-Food 2014 are Saudi Agriculture 2014 – the 33rd international agriculture, water and agro-trade industry show.

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Saudi Arabia at forefront of regional food logistics

| 07/08/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia at forefront of regional food logistics

The GCC region’s position as a major logistics hub for global food industry is bolstered by significant re-export trade.

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UK: Parliamentary group calls for more halal labelling research

| 05/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Parliamentary group calls for more halal labelling research

An all party parliamentary group (APPG) for beef and lamb has published a report calling for more research into labelling of halal products.

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Brunei Halal to expand to Indonesia

| 05/08/2014 | Reply
Brunei Halal to expand to Indonesia

The company told The Brunei Times that it’s looking at Indonesia as a core market due to its sizeable Muslim population, proximity and growing spending power.

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Japan: Halal certification offers big opportunities

| 04/08/2014 | Reply
Japan: Halal certification offers big opportunities

“We’d like to create ‘one halal standard,’ which is the best halal certification in Japan, to ensure it will be accepted in every Muslim country.”

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Dubai: DIEDC launches Global Islamic Economy Summit 2013 Review Report

| 04/08/2014 | Reply
Dubai: DIEDC launches Global Islamic Economy Summit 2013 Review Report

GIES 2013 Review details the discussions of 25 sessions held at the summit and outlines key recommendations across the six pillars of Islamic Economy.

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Opinion: Exploring the $100b plus Muslim travel market

| 03/08/2014 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Exploring the $100b plus Muslim travel market

When Crescentrating started its operations in 2009, it referred the segment as ‘halal friendly travel,’ and now has settled on ‘Muslim friendly.’

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Malaysian Halal Exports Can Be Increased By Strengthening Trade Hub

| 02/08/2014 | Reply
Malaysian Halal Exports Can Be Increased By Strengthening Trade Hub

“The industry is still not crowded and firms must grab the opportunities not only as manufacturers but also as trading companies.”

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